Steamboat briefs: Hayden council to consider repealing license ordinance

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— The Hayden Town Council is scheduled to consider tonight whether to remove the town ordinance that requires license fees for plumbers and drain layers.

Town Manager Russ Martin said the 100-year-old ordinance is obsolete.

Town Council members also will consider whether to close Third Street at Hayden Town Park for the 32nd annual Hayden Cog Run on June 12. The Town Council also will consider approving a liquor license for Trini’s Hot Dog’n Paradise at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Members are scheduled to discuss the Hayden Speedway.

The meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. today with staff and council member reports at Hayden Town Hall, 178 W. Jefferson Ave. The regular session is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

Pet food drive to run this month at several locations

Girl Scout Emily Wertz will be collecting wet and dry cat and dog food for the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter for two weekends in May. Emily will be at City Market from 2 to 4 p.m. May 15; Safeway from 2 to 4 p.m. May 16; Paws N Claws N Things from 2 to 4 p.m. May 23; and Walmart from 2 to 4 p.m. May 24. She’ll also be collecting cat litter — not the scoop kind.

New downtown parking times, fines start Monday

Downtown Steamboat Springs parking times and fines have changed and will be enforced starting Monday, according to a news release.

Parking times on the side streets near Lincoln Avenue from the alleys to Oak and Yampa streets will be extended from two hours to three hours. Also, half of the Steamboat Springs Police Department lot will be extended to three hours.

Eight-hour parking will be available at the 10th Street lot by City Hall, the other half of the police lot, the Ninth and Yampa streets lot and the south side of Yampa Street from 10th to 12th Street. Oak Street is and will continue to be eight-hour parking, as well.

The fine schedule will increase as follows: First offense remains as a warning, second offense is $25, third offense is $50 and the fourth and subsequent offences are $100.

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